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McConnell gives strongest statement yet in favor of Trump

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made his strongest statement yet on his party's presidential nominee, telling a rally in his home state Wednesday that "we need a new president, Donald Trump, to be the most powerful

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The Latest: Trump aide talks about possible Cabinet heads

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):

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Venezuela's high court deals blow to bid to unseat Maduro

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government-stacked courts have dealt another blow to the opposition's attempts to unseat President Nicolas Maduro.

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Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Chelsea 'to offload Courtois and Willian' while LVG turns to Jesus

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Boss of Goss Kevin Darling wonders why Chelsea are getting rid of their decent players rather than their rubbish ones - while Tottenham chase a 16-year-old Real Madrid 'wonderkid'
Chelsea would bid good riddance to this harrowing season by offloading all their rubbish players and rebuilding a squad with their best ones. But in the world of Hot Football Transfer Gossip, the opposite seems to be happening.

Thibaut Courtois would probably not be high on the list of players that Blues fans want to flog this summer, especially after they had to sacrifice their beloved Petr Cech for him less than a year ago, but new manager Antonio Conte is apparently quite happy to let the Belgian leave.

Conte has apparently given Blues chiefs “the green light” to sell Courtois if a “reasonable offer” is made for him, says the Mirror. And unfortunately, the £73m price tag the club have reportedly put on the keeper’s head may be deemed unreasonable by any interested parties, so the Blues “may be forced to dip their valuation”.

The player’s alleged unhappiness at Stamford Bridge doesn’t help, with the Mirror adding that Courtois is miffed about missing out on the Champions League, has a “strained relationship” with goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon and has been sulky about life in general. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are rumoured to be interested.

Another respected first-teamer being linked with a move away from the Bridge is Willian, with Goal reporting that Guus Hiddink has been trying to dissuade Chinese clubs from luring his “key player” with a mega-bucks offer.

Leonardo Bonucci has insisted in the Express that he has “no reason to leave” Juventus. Admittedly, interest from Chelsea is not really a reason to leave anywhere.

It’s all right though, Blues fans, because Conte wants to keep Alexandre Pato. Sky Sports claims that sources at Pato’s Brazilian club Corinthians have “told Sky Sports News HQ that Conte is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old”. Which either means the incoming Blues boss has unusual taste in footballers, or that the folks at Sky Sports News HQ are very gullible.

A slightly more exciting (and harder to spell) name on Conte’s wish list is Riechedly Bazoer, a 19-year-old Ajax midfielder who the Sun says Chelsea want to buy for £24m.

In non-Chelsea news, the Express reports that Manchester United have made a bid for teenage Brazilian sensation Gabriel Jesus. The 19-year-old scored a rather impressive 37 goals in 22 matches for Palmeiras’ youth team last season and has a £23.5m release clause, but the best part of this story is that United are one of five teams apparently entitled to a “discount” on the striker due to some other clause in his contract. That means the Red Devils can buy him for a bargain £19m, although so can Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich.

In other wonderkid gossip, United and Tottenham are leading the race to sign 16-year-old Real Madrid striker Pedro Ruiz (Independent), while Manchester City are lining up a move for West Ham youngster Reece Oxford (Mail).

And finally, in a note of caution to all these wonderkids, former Brazilian wonderkid Sandro has said he wants to make his loan move from West Brom to QPR permanent (Talksport). Probably not how he imagined things turning out.


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French milk brand to quit Vietnam after failing to gain market share

A woman choosing a Dumex product at a milk shop. Photo courtesy of the Ho Chi Minh City Law news site Danone Vietnam, a subsidiary of French multinational food company Danone, is in the process of withdrawing its popular milk brand Dumex from Vietnam. A representative from Danone Vietnam has confirmed the exit, attributing it to the limited market share it has been able to gain in the Southeast Asian nation, the Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law) news site reported on… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In another sign that he intends to shake up relations with China, President-elect Donald Trump named economist Peter Navarro to lead a newly created White House council on trade. The University of California-Irvine professor, who advised Trump during the campaign, has sharply criticized China's economic and military policies in books and videos. In addition to leading the new White House National Trade Council, Navarro will be director of trade and industrial policy. In a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam to adopt int'l financial reporting standards by 2025

Vietnam will join most of the world by adopting the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by 2025 to improve transparency and boost investment. The decision was announced by officials at a seminar in Hanoi late last week. Vu Duc Chinh, director of the Accounting and Auditing Policies Department, said Vietnam has its own accounting standards but there are shortcomings and inconsistencies that hinder foreigners from investing in the country. Financial statements prepared under the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam's 2016 rice exports seen down 13 percent year on year

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Fighting famine in Yemen vs. aid for Saudis. Does the US have to choose?

The Trump administration is moving toward deeper US military involvement in Yemen’s civil war – a conflict that has left the impoverished country in a dire humanitarian crisis and on the brink of famine.Indeed, as President Trump considers a Pentagon request to increase US assistance to the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels, the United Nations has declared the Arabian Peninsula country to be in extreme need of food aid. Hundreds of thousands of children will die of starvation… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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